Deputy Sheriff Hiram Frazier Cole

Deputy Sheriff Hiram Frazier Cole

Talladega County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, January 8, 1955

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Hiram Frazier Cole

Deputy Sheriff Frazier Cole and Deputy Sheriff Dan Hubbard were struck and killed by a drunk driver while inspecting another vehicle on Renfro Road at 9:00 p.m.

Deputy Cole and Deputy Hubbard had pulled over another vehicle and were standing behind the car when a taxi slammed into them. The impact pushed the patrol vehicle onto the pavement, sent Deputy Cole under the taxi, and threw Deputy Hubbard to the side of the road. The passenger in the taxi was seriously hurt.

The driver admitted to drinking and had a blood alcohol level of 2.0. He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to five years and one day.

Deputy Cole had served with the Talladega County Sheriff's Department for eight months and previously served as a night watchman. He was survived by his wife, daughter, father, two brothers, and five sisters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Five years and one day

DUI, traffic stop

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2012

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